Monthly Archives: August 2013

Gloria Richardson

During the recent activities commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, there was some discussion that the women leaders of the Civil Rights movement were not given sufficient voice nor honored during the 1963 march.  Eastern Shore’s Civil … Continue reading

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Three Remote Cemeteries

I may later go into more depth of the history of these cemeteries, but I want to introduce them and perhaps others can tell me if they are in the same condition as I saw them about a decade or … Continue reading

Posted in Cemeteries, Maryland

A Case of Labor in 1931

I ran across this article from the September 26, 1931, Baltimore Afro-American newspaper.  I never followed up on it nor looked for other sorts of stories.  But I thought I would post it here for you to read.  You may … Continue reading

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Wicomico County Board of Education Photos at the Nabb Research Center

A few years ago while researching the Rosenwald Schools, a very nice woman, recently retired, at the Wicomico County Board of Education, told me of a filing cabinet there that was full of old photographs and she invited me to … Continue reading

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Slavery by Another Name

If you’ve never seen it, the PBS program  “Slavery by Another Name” based on the 2008 Pulitzer winning book of the same by author Douglas A. Blackmon can be viewed online in its entirety and I urge you to take … Continue reading

Posted in Delaware, Maryland, People, Virginia

Between Two Berlins

If you’re like me and haven’t been to Berlin, Maryland, in the last two or three years, you will find much new there, along with the old.  But for this post, I will focus on a interesting view located between … Continue reading

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Remember the Year of the March on Washington

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the famous March on Washington being commemorated as this post is being written. But what should not be forgotten is the upheaval of the year itself, 1963.  Here on the Eastern Shore, Cambridge, … Continue reading

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